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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Scribneria||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Scribneria bolanderi (Thurb.) Hack.
Habit: Annual. Stem: ascending to erect, 5--30 cm, branched, glabrous; nodes purple. Leaf: sheath 1--5 cm; ligule 2--4 mm, translucent; blade midrib, margins scabrous. Inflorescence: 4--11 cm, straight, +- purple; spikelets 1--2(4) per node, appressed, lower +- embedded in axis, upper, if present, with stalk 1--3 mm, overlapping node above; cleistogamous spikelets occasionally present within leaf sheaths. Spikelet: glumes 2, 5--7 mm, edge-to-edge or overlapping, lower 2-veined, upper 4-veined; floret 1, breaking above glumes; callus short-bristly; lemma 4--6 mm, translucent, scabrous on upper 1/3, tip notched, awned, 5-veined; awn 2--4 mm, +- straight; palea generally < lemma, notched; stamen 1, anther generally > 1 mm. Fruit: +- 2.5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=26.
Ecology: Dry, disturbed areas; Elevation: 500--2500 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP, MP; Distribution Outside California: to Washington. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun Note: Inconspicuous and easily overlooked.
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas Worley
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Citation for this treatment: Thomas Worley 2016. Scribneria bolanderi, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=43846, accessed on August 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 24, 2016.